Ch..Ch..Hui!!! Play the Ping this Dashain your Way (plus worshipping cars the Nepali way)

play the ping in this dashain

As seen in Sinamangal, Kathmandu on Thursday 18 October 2007. Pics by Suraj Kunwar

play the ping in this dashain

play the ping in this dashain

play the ping in this dashain

And these might not be good looking photo for some but Nepal is really a strange country when it comes to certain ‘traditions’. We didn’t invent vehicles but we worship them. And we sacrifice goats and hens and swans to them so that, we like to believe, god will be kind to us in our journeys. There is a whole day called Bishworkarma Day when we worship the god of irons and worship our vehicles. Today is not the Bishworkarma Day but eighth day of the 15-day long Dahsain festival. Today estimated hundreds of thousands of animals are sacrificed to make the goddess Kali and cars like these happy. Read this editorial from the Kathmandu Post that discourages people from sacrificing animals.

khashi and cars in nepal

A happy Guruji: His name is Buddhi Tamang, a driver (guruji) at Kantipur Publications. He is the guy who drops me (Walge) at my home every night at around 10 PM (sometime 1 AM) from office. He is actually a very nice and good hearted janajati guy from Ramechhap. Today he is worshiping his livelihood that is the vehicle he drives! Pics by Wagle.

khashi and cars in nepal

I don’t endorse this tradition but many people feel its their culture to do so.

Notice: Time for Wagle to go for another trekking. Do not get mad when your comments are not moderated for the next four days though not all comments go for moderation. Masti garnu dashain ma! [Do masti in dashain.]

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9 thoughts on “Ch..Ch..Hui!!! Play the Ping this Dashain your Way (plus worshipping cars the Nepali way)”

  1. Sacrificing goats has different meaning in our tradition. We believe that certain things like vehicles, machines etc demand blood, wether its human or other animals. To save from any undesired accidents, we donate animal blood.

    If any animal rights people disagree with our believe, then we request you to donate you blood to our vehicles/machines. We will be happy to slaughter your body to make our god happy.

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  2. Sacrificing goats has different meaning in our tradition. We believe that certain things like vehicles, machines etc demand blood, wether its human or other animals. To save from any undesired accidents, we donate animal blood.

    If any animal rights people disagree with our believe, then we request you to donate your blood to our vehicles/machines. We will be happy to slaughter your body to make our god happy.

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  3. wagle ji pani masti garnus dashainam. hamro ta k dashain pardesh ma , khasai hunna,. vayapani natural hudaina…so .
    happy..do lots of enjoy.
    thanks.

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  4. it’s disgusting. if that was true, all other people driving vehicles or perhaps airplanes who don’t sacrifice animals would have died in accidents.
    it’s is strange that people living in 21st century still have such cruel beliefs. And one person was even asking for blood of animal rights activists who are human.
    Live & Let Live! Kill not the animals but kill the animal inside you..

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